Aurora L6 CREE P4 180-Lumen Flashlight(FC-L6) need help

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Aurora L6 CREE P4 180-Lumen Flashlight(FC-L6) need help

hi,

I have a Aurora L6 CREE P4 180-Lumen Flashlight(FC-L6). I want to replace the current LED with the XML.  I can not open the parts to get the LED out. Does anyone has more ideas how to get it out? 

kong.

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Here are the images from KK's post Smile

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Thanks Piers!

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TRy heating the glue or freeezing and check if it has weakened. If not i believe you will have to do like Don and damage it in the process. Brute force opened.

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I have try the following methods with no success.

1. add heat to remove the glue.

2. use a flat screw driver

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How much heat did you use?  I've had to use a propane torch before to help loosen glue...eventually it will come apart! Another good tip is to use canned air to supercool the part that screws into the other.  Just turn the can upsidedown and blast it.  The idea being to let thermal expansion and contraction help bust up the glue.  Then again, I tried that on my skyline II and still had to use an excessive amount of brute force...which always works (but may destroy the item in question at the same time Tongue out)

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Match,

I got all the glue out with a screw driver.  I tried to cook the thing in water.. i could not get it out.  I will have to get a torch out to see what happen.

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Make it better...Make it better with fire!

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kingkong wrote:

Match,

I got all the glue out with a screw driver.  I tried to cook the thing in water.. i could not get it out.  I will have to get a torch out to see what happen.

Sometimes at this point the only option is dumb brute strength.  I shamefully admit to getting pissed off at a torch and twisting it with a strap wrench till something gives. Note: at this point I wasn't too concerned with whether or not I destroyed it...it became a moral imperative to get the dang thing apart!  (thinking of my skyline II here...)

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Match wrote:
 (thinking of my skyline II here...)

 

The first thing I tried to get the pill out of my Skyline 1 was to put a small screwdriver through the LED ends wire holes and hitting it with a hammer... Okay it was a tiny hammer but a hammer none the less.

 

1oz hammer of doom!

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Piers,

I have try to use a nail in the +/- wire and use a small hammer, but it still does not want to move.  I  will have to hit it harder.